|Trapeze Disrobing Act (Standard 4:3) - Thomas Edison|
Camera is positioned as if in the audience at a vaudeville or burlesque show. Two men with long hair and beards in rough clothing appear to be eating and talking in a box on the left as a female aerialist sits on a trapeze over the stage and its painted backdrop of trees. Fully dressed in street clothing, the trapezist removes her jacket and hat before performing a flip. She stands to remove her skirt and then sits back down on the bar as she takes off her corset and throws it to the country bum...
Keywords: stock footage; standard 4:3; historic; 1901; trapeze; strip tease; burlesque; humor; comedy
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|"Lumberjack" - Western Movie Humor - Harry Sherman Productions, Inc.|
Comedy in B-westerns tended to be forced and to depend heavily on knock-about slapstick. Andy Clyde, a former Mack Sennett comedian and Hoppy's sidekick in many of the Hopalong Cassidy westerns, relied on mild slapstick while delivering some really funny lines. Here are Andy, along with Ethel Wales as "Aunty" and Earle Hodgins (one of the most underrated comics in films) as a preacher, in a three-way welter of misunderstanding...
Keywords: stock footage; historic; 1944; movie excerpt; western movie; Lumberjack; comedy; misunderstanding; marriage; Boyd, William (1895-1972); Rogers, Jimmy (1915-2000); Clyde, Andy (1892-1967); Wales, Ethel (1898-1952); Hodgins, Earle (1893-1964)